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Our Client was charged with Felony DUI and Felony Driving on a Revoked or a Suspended License. Because of our Client's background as a 6 time convicted felon and prior DUIs, he was facing a mandatory prison sentence of between 6 and 30 years if he was convicted. The Prosecution offered our Client a deal of 6 years (the minimum). Our Client rejected this offer, and we took his case to trial. The Officer testified that his attention was drawn to our client because he allegedly was sitting in the driver's side of a parked vehicle that was parked more than 12 inches from the curb. Furthermore, the Officer noticed that the vehicle's registration was expired. Upon questioning our Client, the Officer claimed that he noticed a strong odor of alcohol and cannabis coming from out Client. The Officer claimed that our Client's eyes were bloodshot, watery and glassy, and that our Client spoke with mumbled speech. The officer also claimed that there was a cup filled with an alcoholic beverage inside the car. Based on these observations, the officer administered Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Our Client allegedly failed each test, and was arrested. Our Client allegedly refused a breathalyzer test. The prosecution played a video of the tests during the trial. When asked about the alcoholic beverage that was supposedly found inside the vehicle, the Officer admitted that he could not confirm that the liquid inside was actually alcohol. He believed the liquid to be tequila based on smell, but then claimed that he didn't drink tequila. The Officer testified that the video started when the emergency lights of the police car were activated, and that he activated the emergency lights before even asking our Client out of the vehicle. However, the video played in court started well after our Client was out of the vehicle. The Officer admitted to interrupting our Client while administering the first test causing what appeared to be a failure. The Officer also appeared to interrupt the 2nd test on the video. Finally, the officer failed to accurately record the 3rd test. There was also no audio on the video that was played despite there being microphones for recording audio. Our Client was found NOT GUILTY!!!
Our Client was charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Our Client was seen leaving a "Known Narcotic Area." Our Client placed an unknown object into his back pocket. As our Client attempted to leave the area, he was detained by the Police. Of course, the Police claim he admitted the item in his pocket was some "blow." The Police searched his pockets and recovered the item. All charges were dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing.
Our Client was charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. The Police claim they saw our Client staggering and weaving while crossing the street in the middle of the road. The police allege that while they were approaching our Client, he threw several plastic baggies containing a green leafy substance that they believed to be cannabis. The Police arrested our Client. During a custodial search, they allegedly found crack cocaine. All charges were dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing.
Our Client was charged with Felony Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a school. He was facing up to 30 years in prison. Probation was not a possibility. The Police had a search warrant for our Client's house. While executing the search warrant, there were several other adults present in the house in addition to our Client. The Officers recovered several bags of cannabis in addition to Oxycodone pills, zip lock baggies and a digital scale. All charges were dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing.